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In Qingdao there are two places one called Beer street near the older Brewery with lots of restaurants on a mile long street. The other is Beer City the attraction that this is featured here. Beer city is in Laoshan district near shilaoren beach. It is of no real importance for most of the year, except when the international beer festival happens (usually August) then the whole area come alive.
Qingdao International Beer City is located at 195 XiangGang East Road, Corner of XiangGang and Haier Road, Laoshan District, ShiLaoRen Beach Area.

The Qingdao International Beer Festival is now held at Tsingtao Beer Passion Square, sometimes refered to as "Qingdao Century Square".The motto for the Qingdao International Beer Festival reads: "Ganbei with the World!", indicating the spirit of the event.  The first Qingdao Beer Festival took place back in 1991 and is usually held once a year starting the second weekend of August lasting for 16 days.  Qingdao is the largest beer production base in China and the Beer Festival provides a great opportunity to show-off the city's distinctiveness.  While the 195-year old Munich Oktoberfest primarily focuses on local breweries, the Qingdao International Beer Festival is open to both Chinese and foreign brew masters.  More than 100 beer brands from all over the world have successfully participated at the event over the past decades.

The festival begins with the opening ceremony, followed by 16 days of beer tasting, evening entertainment and drinking competitions, concluding with the final ceremony.  The Qingdao International Beer Festival is now a nationally recognized event, and successfully combines together aspects of tourism, culture and sport, while also playing a valuable role in promoting the economic interests of the city.  As one of the most important international festivals in China, it has a worldwide reputation that attracts millions of people who take part every year.  In April of 2006 the Qingdao International Beer Festival was celebrated as the No.1 "Top Ten Festival in China' in the category of 'Exhibition and Conference Annual Meeting of China."

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